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Scheme of Jan Shikshan Sansthan
To meet the training needs of the unemployed and other deprived sections in the society, the scheme of Jan Shikshan Sansthans, (JSS) - Institute of Peoples' education is in operation in India since 1967. This is an innovative programme, sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India which came into being as a result of discussions between the Indian Government and UNESCO. The main objective of Jan Shikshan Sansthan is to enrich the life of illiterates, neo-literates, women, poor, down trodden, SC, ST, Handicapped, slum dwellers, unemployed and semi skilled workers, through education, create awareness to widen knowledge, improve occupational skills through vocational training programmes.

The distinct features of the JSS are
(i) Flexibility - characteristic of non-formal education
(ii) the special target groups are the socially, economically and educationally deprived sections of the      Urban, Rural and Tribal areas

(iii) the objective of offering life enrichment education is meant to provide the individual not only the       skills to enhance his/ her production potentiality but also the knowledge necessary for him / her to
      improve the quality of life.

      Founder President Shri.T.S.Avinashilingam along with First Director, SHri.V.Ramachandran and present Director Shri.V.Balasubramanian
      Founder President Shri.T.S.Avinashilingam along with Dr.Rajammal P.Devadas, Second  Chairperson

    Avinashilingam Jan Shikshan Sansthan (AJSS)
    AVINASHILINGAM JAN SHIKSHAN SANSTHAN was started on 2nd October 1984 in Coimbatore, to help the urban poor, under the auspices of Sri Avinashilingam Educational Trust Institutions, a pioneer - Deemed University in Home Science education having rich experience in developmental work for the urban and rural poor. Avinashilingam Jan Shikshan Sansthan is offering more than 126 types of training programmes for employment, self employment and entrepreneurship.

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